Taught course

Greek Philosophy

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens · National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Entry requirements

The programme is addressed to anyone who wants not only to learn what the ancient Greek philosophers taught but also to philosophize on modern life through ancient Greek philosophy.

Months of entry


Course content

“Greek Philosophy: the art of living” is not just another course on ancient Greek philosophy.

Apart from presenting the philosophy of ancient Greeks, it brings the past to the present, by adjusting the teachings of the philosophers to the problems one may face today, in order to offer a new perspective and therefore a different way of coping with them.

Greek philosophy emerged from observing life in order to help people live better.

It provides us the intellectual equipments for dealing successfully with multiple situations in our everyday life. Its teachings apply even today, and they are used widely.

For example, the philosophies of Aristotle and Plato are analyzed in Business Ethics, in order to teach managers how to run their organizations better.

Even Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, used Aristotle’s tools of persuasion (ethos, pathos, logos) from conferences to TV interviews.

This online course which is part of the Arts and Culture category, will not just introduce you to the thought of Heraclitus, Democritus, Socrates and of other philosophers.

It will give you alternatives for living a good life in a world of dazzling change.

Qualification and course duration


2.5 months

Course contact details

+30 2103 689 359